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Betting the house on consciousness

Studying consciousness is difficult because asking subjects to report their awareness of a stimulus perturbs that awareness. A new paper shows that asking subjects to wager on whether their response is correct can solve this problem.

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Figure 1: A conventional psychometric curve (blue), linking some stimulus parameter in a binary task to performance.

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Koch, C., Preuschoff, K. Betting the house on consciousness. Nat Neurosci 10, 140–141 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1038/nn0207-140

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